Street dancers in town centre anti-smoking campaign

Street dancers in town centre anti-smoking campaign

The dancers at Warrington town centre, Market Gate

Street dancers in town centre anti-smoking campaign

Street dancers in town centre anti-smoking campaign

Street dancers in town centre anti-smoking campaign

First published in News

STREET dancers and a street poet performed in the town centre to encourage smokers to ‘stub it out’ ahead of a national anti-smoking campaign.

Performers wore t-shirts with the message ‘#tobaccokills1in2’ to spread the Tobacco Free Futures message and ‘educate, inform and empower young people about tobacco industry tactics’.

Dr Sue Burke, a GP at Springfields Medical Centre in Warrington, added: “I advise my patients that stopping smoking - at any age- is the single most important thing they can do to influence their future health.

“Smoking is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, stroke and circulation problems leading to amputation of the leg in the worst cases.

“And while most people associate smoking with lung cancer they are not aware of the increased risk of cancers of the mouth, nose, throat cancer, pancreas, oesophagus, bladder, kidney, liver, bowel, ovary and cervix.

“There is a lot of help available - please ask and don't leave it too late.”

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12:54pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Brick Bazooka says...

I wonder what will happen next time a drunk gets caught climbing the skittles?
I wonder what will happen next time a drunk gets caught climbing the skittles? Brick Bazooka
  • Score: 7

1:36pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Mrs1979 says...

I was disgusted by there words spoken watching this !!!
I am a ex smoker and encourage people to quit!!
But to compare heroin users to smokers !!!
It's up to the person if they choose to smoke or quit!!
You cannot force people !!
I was disgusted by there words spoken watching this !!! I am a ex smoker and encourage people to quit!! But to compare heroin users to smokers !!! It's up to the person if they choose to smoke or quit!! You cannot force people !! Mrs1979
  • Score: -1

7:06pm Wed 12 Mar 14

old-codger says...

Brick Bazooka wrote:
I wonder what will happen next time a drunk gets caught climbing the skittles?
He will say he is climbing up the wall gagging for a fag.. :):):)
[quote][p][bold]Brick Bazooka[/bold] wrote: I wonder what will happen next time a drunk gets caught climbing the skittles?[/p][/quote]He will say he is climbing up the wall gagging for a fag.. :):):) old-codger
  • Score: 2

7:14pm Wed 12 Mar 14

old-codger says...

Mrs1979 wrote:
I was disgusted by there words spoken watching this !!!
I am a ex smoker and encourage people to quit!!
But to compare heroin users to smokers !!!
It's up to the person if they choose to smoke or quit!!
You cannot force people !!
Quite right Mrs1979, Smoking is a personal choice, They shouldn't force their opinions on other people, Smokers are well aware of the risk. The government rake in £11 billion every year from smokers, If everybody stopped smoking they would put up other taxes and reduce other budgets even further in order to balance the books.
[quote][p][bold]Mrs1979[/bold] wrote: I was disgusted by there words spoken watching this !!! I am a ex smoker and encourage people to quit!! But to compare heroin users to smokers !!! It's up to the person if they choose to smoke or quit!! You cannot force people !![/p][/quote]Quite right Mrs1979, Smoking is a personal choice, They shouldn't force their opinions on other people, Smokers are well aware of the risk. The government rake in £11 billion every year from smokers, If everybody stopped smoking they would put up other taxes and reduce other budgets even further in order to balance the books. old-codger
  • Score: -1

9:23pm Wed 12 Mar 14

muckerman says...

Smoking is dumb.
Smoking is dumb. muckerman
  • Score: 3

10:09pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Brick Bazooka says...

old-codger wrote:
Mrs1979 wrote:
I was disgusted by there words spoken watching this !!!
I am a ex smoker and encourage people to quit!!
But to compare heroin users to smokers !!!
It's up to the person if they choose to smoke or quit!!
You cannot force people !!
Quite right Mrs1979, Smoking is a personal choice, They shouldn't force their opinions on other people, Smokers are well aware of the risk. The government rake in £11 billion every year from smokers, If everybody stopped smoking they would put up other taxes and reduce other budgets even further in order to balance the books.
Only a guess, but I think the NHS costs treating smoking related issues is probably higher than £11 billion.
[quote][p][bold]old-codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs1979[/bold] wrote: I was disgusted by there words spoken watching this !!! I am a ex smoker and encourage people to quit!! But to compare heroin users to smokers !!! It's up to the person if they choose to smoke or quit!! You cannot force people !![/p][/quote]Quite right Mrs1979, Smoking is a personal choice, They shouldn't force their opinions on other people, Smokers are well aware of the risk. The government rake in £11 billion every year from smokers, If everybody stopped smoking they would put up other taxes and reduce other budgets even further in order to balance the books.[/p][/quote]Only a guess, but I think the NHS costs treating smoking related issues is probably higher than £11 billion. Brick Bazooka
  • Score: 3

10:13am Thu 13 Mar 14

Nick Tessla says...

old-codger wrote:
Mrs1979 wrote:
I was disgusted by there words spoken watching this !!!
I am a ex smoker and encourage people to quit!!
But to compare heroin users to smokers !!!
It's up to the person if they choose to smoke or quit!!
You cannot force people !!
Quite right Mrs1979, Smoking is a personal choice, They shouldn't force their opinions on other people, Smokers are well aware of the risk. The government rake in £11 billion every year from smokers, If everybody stopped smoking they would put up other taxes and reduce other budgets even further in order to balance the books.
It is a personal choice - as is getting a flu jab if you're a member of a vulnerable group, fitting a smoke alarm or looking when you cross the road, but some message are worth promoting , if only to get some people to think.


There are still an awful lot of people in denial about the health hazards of smoking, including some who come on here.

Some of those appear to be working on behalf of big tobacco and contribute to comment sections anywhere they can find a smoking related story. There have been those who have been on these pages who have previously gone onto sites in Europe and the US.
[quote][p][bold]old-codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs1979[/bold] wrote: I was disgusted by there words spoken watching this !!! I am a ex smoker and encourage people to quit!! But to compare heroin users to smokers !!! It's up to the person if they choose to smoke or quit!! You cannot force people !![/p][/quote]Quite right Mrs1979, Smoking is a personal choice, They shouldn't force their opinions on other people, Smokers are well aware of the risk. The government rake in £11 billion every year from smokers, If everybody stopped smoking they would put up other taxes and reduce other budgets even further in order to balance the books.[/p][/quote]It is a personal choice - as is getting a flu jab if you're a member of a vulnerable group, fitting a smoke alarm or looking when you cross the road, but some message are worth promoting , if only to get some people to think. There are still an awful lot of people in denial about the health hazards of smoking, including some who come on here. Some of those appear to be working on behalf of big tobacco and contribute to comment sections anywhere they can find a smoking related story. There have been those who have been on these pages who have previously gone onto sites in Europe and the US. Nick Tessla
  • Score: 3

5:55pm Fri 14 Mar 14

old-codger says...

muckerman wrote:
Smoking is dumb.
That's your opinion, Your entitled to it, So is everybody else.
[quote][p][bold]muckerman[/bold] wrote: Smoking is dumb.[/p][/quote]That's your opinion, Your entitled to it, So is everybody else. old-codger
  • Score: -2

5:59pm Fri 14 Mar 14

old-codger says...

Brick Bazooka wrote:
old-codger wrote:
Mrs1979 wrote:
I was disgusted by there words spoken watching this !!!
I am a ex smoker and encourage people to quit!!
But to compare heroin users to smokers !!!
It's up to the person if they choose to smoke or quit!!
You cannot force people !!
Quite right Mrs1979, Smoking is a personal choice, They shouldn't force their opinions on other people, Smokers are well aware of the risk. The government rake in £11 billion every year from smokers, If everybody stopped smoking they would put up other taxes and reduce other budgets even further in order to balance the books.
Only a guess, but I think the NHS costs treating smoking related issues is probably higher than £11 billion.
You could be right, But if everyone stopped smoking the treasury will be looking elsewhere for the loss in income, If they disagree with smoking why do they tax it @ almost 400%.
[quote][p][bold]Brick Bazooka[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old-codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs1979[/bold] wrote: I was disgusted by there words spoken watching this !!! I am a ex smoker and encourage people to quit!! But to compare heroin users to smokers !!! It's up to the person if they choose to smoke or quit!! You cannot force people !![/p][/quote]Quite right Mrs1979, Smoking is a personal choice, They shouldn't force their opinions on other people, Smokers are well aware of the risk. The government rake in £11 billion every year from smokers, If everybody stopped smoking they would put up other taxes and reduce other budgets even further in order to balance the books.[/p][/quote]Only a guess, but I think the NHS costs treating smoking related issues is probably higher than £11 billion.[/p][/quote]You could be right, But if everyone stopped smoking the treasury will be looking elsewhere for the loss in income, If they disagree with smoking why do they tax it @ almost 400%. old-codger
  • Score: 0

9:00pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Freeborn John says...

Mrs1979 wrote:
I was disgusted by there words spoken watching this !!!
I am a ex smoker and encourage people to quit!!
But to compare heroin users to smokers !!!
It's up to the person if they choose to smoke or quit!!
You cannot force people !!
Since no smack head ever cheerfully risked giving those around them cancer while pursuing their addiction, I think you're being a bit hard on heroin users there...
[quote][p][bold]Mrs1979[/bold] wrote: I was disgusted by there words spoken watching this !!! I am a ex smoker and encourage people to quit!! But to compare heroin users to smokers !!! It's up to the person if they choose to smoke or quit!! You cannot force people !![/p][/quote]Since no smack head ever cheerfully risked giving those around them cancer while pursuing their addiction, I think you're being a bit hard on heroin users there... Freeborn John
  • Score: 2

3:43pm Sat 15 Mar 14

muckerman says...

old-codger wrote:
muckerman wrote:
Smoking is dumb.
That's your opinion, Your entitled to it, So is everybody else.
Jumping out of a plane without a parachute is dumb and that's more than an "opinion", it's a fact. Same goes for smoking...
[quote][p][bold]old-codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muckerman[/bold] wrote: Smoking is dumb.[/p][/quote]That's your opinion, Your entitled to it, So is everybody else.[/p][/quote]Jumping out of a plane without a parachute is dumb and that's more than an "opinion", it's a fact. Same goes for smoking... muckerman
  • Score: -2

8:05pm Sat 15 Mar 14

old-codger says...

muckerman wrote:
old-codger wrote:
muckerman wrote:
Smoking is dumb.
That's your opinion, Your entitled to it, So is everybody else.
Jumping out of a plane without a parachute is dumb and that's more than an "opinion", it's a fact. Same goes for smoking...
The subject is SMOKING.
[quote][p][bold]muckerman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old-codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muckerman[/bold] wrote: Smoking is dumb.[/p][/quote]That's your opinion, Your entitled to it, So is everybody else.[/p][/quote]Jumping out of a plane without a parachute is dumb and that's more than an "opinion", it's a fact. Same goes for smoking...[/p][/quote]The subject is SMOKING. old-codger
  • Score: 2

9:50am Sun 16 Mar 14

Nick Tessla says...

old-codger wrote:
muckerman wrote:
old-codger wrote:
muckerman wrote:
Smoking is dumb.
That's your opinion, Your entitled to it, So is everybody else.
Jumping out of a plane without a parachute is dumb and that's more than an "opinion", it's a fact. Same goes for smoking...
The subject is SMOKING.
I believe its called a metaphor.
[quote][p][bold]old-codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muckerman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old-codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muckerman[/bold] wrote: Smoking is dumb.[/p][/quote]That's your opinion, Your entitled to it, So is everybody else.[/p][/quote]Jumping out of a plane without a parachute is dumb and that's more than an "opinion", it's a fact. Same goes for smoking...[/p][/quote]The subject is SMOKING.[/p][/quote]I believe its called a metaphor. Nick Tessla
  • Score: 1

9:34pm Sun 16 Mar 14

old-codger says...

Nick Tessla wrote:
old-codger wrote:
muckerman wrote:
old-codger wrote:
muckerman wrote:
Smoking is dumb.
That's your opinion, Your entitled to it, So is everybody else.
Jumping out of a plane without a parachute is dumb and that's more than an "opinion", it's a fact. Same goes for smoking...
The subject is SMOKING.
I believe its called a metaphor.
lol. Nice one Nick.
[quote][p][bold]Nick Tessla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old-codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muckerman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old-codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muckerman[/bold] wrote: Smoking is dumb.[/p][/quote]That's your opinion, Your entitled to it, So is everybody else.[/p][/quote]Jumping out of a plane without a parachute is dumb and that's more than an "opinion", it's a fact. Same goes for smoking...[/p][/quote]The subject is SMOKING.[/p][/quote]I believe its called a metaphor.[/p][/quote]lol. Nice one Nick. old-codger
  • Score: 1

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